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Jovem de 14 anos luta no Paquistão para acabar com casamento de crianças

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Hadiqa Bashir is a 14 year old with a cause - she wants to end child marriage in her community.

After school, she goes to other neighbourhoods in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley to raise awareness.

Such marriages are considered the norm for keeping land in the family or settling disputes.

It could take a long time for customs to change, but Hadiqa hopes that at least some of the girls can have a better future.

Transcrição em português:

Hadiqa Bashir é uma menina de 14 anos que luta por uma causa - ela quer acabar com o casamento de crianças na sua comunidade.

Depois da aula, ela vai até outras áreas localizadas no vale do Swat, no noroeste do Paquistão, para conscientizar os locais em relação ao tema.

Casamentos deste tipo são considerados uma norma, um meio de manter a terra em posse das famílias e de resolver disputas.

Pode levar muito tempo para que os costumes sejam mudados, mas Hadiqa espera que pelo menos algumas das meninas consigam ter um futuro melhor.

Vocabulary:

a cause - a principle with a social scope which is advocated by a person or group

neighbourhoods - adjoined areas

to raise awareness - to make people know more about something

the norm - a behaviour considered acceptable in a situation

settling - resolving a dispute with a compromise

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

a cause / neighbourhoods / to raise awareness / the norm / settling

1. Cycling and walking should be __________ for all short journeys, experts say, to lower the risk of ill health.

2. Julianne Moore has said the most rewarding part of her role in Still Alice has been helping __________ about Alzheimer's.

3. Five companies have now registered claims for damages against the ECJ because of the delays in __________ cases.

They include businesses in the Netherlands and France found guilty and fined for running cartels. If successful, compensation payouts could total £20m.

4. Mud, rocks and tree trunks destroyed many houses in poor __________ close to the river.

Resident Jorge Quintero described his ordeal when the landslide hit the village: "When I felt my house shaking we got out, my family and me. When we got out, we were stuck in the middle of the landslide, it was coming from both sides and we were in the middle”.

5. The survey of 2,094 adults, conducted by YouGov, also found that 94% of adults felt that biodiversity conservation was important, yet only 15% actively helped _________.

Answers:

Source: Cycling and walking ‘must be norm’ for short journeys http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20522822

2. Julianne Moore has said the most rewarding part of her role in Still Alice has been helping to raise awareness about Alzheimer's.

Source: Moore says Alzheimer’s role helps raise awareness http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31146513

3. Five companies have now registered claims for damages against the ECJ because of the delays in settling cases.

They include businesses in the Netherlands and France found guilty and fined for running cartels. If successful, compensation payouts could total £20m.

Source: European Court of Justice is sued itself over delays http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32631029

4. Mud, rocks and tree trunks destroyed many houses in poor neighbourhoods close to the river.

Resident Jorge Quintero described his ordeal when the landslide hit the village: "When I felt my house shaking we got out, my family and me. When we got out, we were stuck in the middle of the landslide, it was coming from both sides and we were in the middle”.

Source: Colombia landslide kills dozens in Antioquia province http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32785201

5. The survey of 2,094 adults, conducted by YouGov, also found that 94% of adults felt that biodiversity conservation was important, yet only 15% actively helped a cause.

Source: Zoo ‘to create a generation of online conservationists’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13908846